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Mister Blue Skull
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10
Nov 2012
Frank
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2016-01-07
Owned
Michael Poirier
United States
Pine Bluff
Arkansas
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10
Mar 2013
Great expansion to a great game.
2013-03-15
Owned
David Taranto
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9.25
Jun 2014
The Co-op/Siege variant is the only way I play Thunderstone. From there, "Legolas v Gimli"-style competition is a pinch of added fun after successfully defending the village.
2014-06-09
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David Anderson
United States
seattle
Washington
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9
May 2014
I held off getting into Advance, but it really is an upgrade to the original.
2014-09-04
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AMERI-THRASHER!
United States
Milford
Connecticut
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9
Aug 2014
THUNDERSTONE ADVANCE: ROOT OF CORRUPTION
Despite the poorly folded poster (why no board?) for co-op play, the cards are all top notch.
2012-11-26
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J.A.H. van de Laak
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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9
Jan 2013
Co-op option, BUT starting from 3 players. Take note. Not co-op for 2 players.

I didn't play the co-op, but just the regular 2 player game. Nice new cards and abilities, artwork is good as usual.

The paper playing mat looks good, but unfortunately its just sturdy paper which was crudely folded. Not a real problem though. (this mat is for the coop usage only) So you don't need it at all when playing regular Thunderstone. (advance)

I simply refolded it properly with some sharp folding lines. Looks better now.
2012-12-06
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Peter B
United States
North Carolina
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9
Oct 2013
More cards for Thunderstone.
2015-10-28
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Michelle
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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9
Sep 2013
I really like the curse giving cards in this expansion! Cursed dagger, and debased wizard are some of my favorite cards.
2013-09-09
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Justaguy Gaming
United States
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9
Sep 2013
See Towers of Ruin for number of plays.
2014-06-07
Owned
Kevin Eastwood
United States
Dracut
Massachusetts
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Chaos is a ladder
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9
May 2014
no box (from trade)
2014-05-21
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Gabrio Rossi
Italy
Campagnola di Zevio
Verona
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9
Sep 2014
new cards, new villagers, new monsters, new powerful heroes..and obviously new scenarios...the story goes on in Arc
2014-09-01
Owned
Kevin Spruill
United States
Washington
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9
Oct 2014
My favorite deck builder by far. So much theme and great art. I love that this is more than the dominion style deckbuilding.
2014-11-13
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Bernie Michaels
United States
Clay Center
Kansas
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9
Mar 2015
Added for longevity to my WC base game when I realized these things were going out of print soon.
2015-03-23
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jonathan morris
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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9
Mar 2016
New, Shrink Wrapped
2016-03-20
Owned
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Kenny Owens
United States
Redmond
Washington
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8.5
Nov 2012
See Above
2012-11-26
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he yc
China
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8.5
Sep 2013
在聚点
2015-09-06
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Sylvain Gauthier
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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8.5
Feb 2013
I love the coop aspect.
2013-02-24
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Scott Rogganbuck
United States
Woodstock
Illinois
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8.5
Aug 2013
New heroes, villages cards, and monster groups are all excellent additions to the Tower of Ruins set.
2014-01-07
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Chris
United States
Henrico
Virginia
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8.5
Jul 2015
I love the theme of this expansion. As someone who always played Necromancers in MMO and black life-draining but powerful spells in MtG, this has that same feel.
2014-04-22
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Chris Tan
Taiwan
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8.5
Jan 2015
Thunderstone Advance: Root of Corruption 雷霆之石*墮落擴充
2014-07-13
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Daniel Nordin
Sweden
Härnösand
Ångermanland
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8.5
Dec 2015
Best deck-builder!
2014-07-01
Owned
Wilson St.James
Canada
Winona
Ontario
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8.5
Mar 2016
...and my collection is now complete.
2016-03-29
Owned
Fernando Robert Yu
Philippines
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8.25
Jan 2015
Good thematic deckbuilder, which is among the best solo game experience I have had so far!
2013-03-22
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Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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8.1
Nov 2014
Great expansion!
2015-08-10
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Christopher Ebert
United States
Cape Coral
Florida
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Solo Gamers are NOT lonely!
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Together We Game Alone (1 Player Guild)
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8
Jan 2014
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Thomas Schandl
Austria
Wien
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8
May 2013
Most of my Thunderstone plays are co-op 2 player games
2015-01-02
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Eric Foldenauer
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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8
Mar 2013
Fun. Amps up the Advane game just like I hoped it would.
2013-03-17
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Patrick
Canada
Alberta
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8
Feb 2013
Thunderstone Advance: Root of Corruption, the second expansion for Thunderstone Advance, introduces new challenges and an all-new way to play: co-op! It also features ruinous sin incarnates, vicious scavenger gnolls, thrall summoners to bring back memorable foes, seven new heroes, six new monster groups, fifteen new village cards, and a new poster map board that creates options for co-op play using existing cards and rules! What's more, all Ambusher cards from Towers of Ruin and Caverns of Bane have been reprinted with updated graphics to increase visibility.
2014-07-09
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Bill Herbst
United States
Sayville
New York
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8
Nov 2013
Some interesting new cards here. I have yet to try the coop option.
2013-11-23
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Jason
United Kingdom
Norwich
Norfolk
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8
Jul 2013
More cards; more mechanics; more options; increased fun.
2013-12-14
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Robert Seater
United States
Ashland
Massachusetts
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8
Sep 2014
more of the same, which is a good thing
2014-09-12
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Christopher McWhorter
United States
Amarillo
Texas
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Think outside the box!
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8
Nov 2013
The new co-op rules are bland. The new card additions of mostly great effects at a price is cool addition.
2013-11-13
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Chris Allison
United States
Wilmington
North Carolina
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8
Feb 2014
Love all the new cards. But that cooperative adventure where you are laying siege to a fortress has to go.
2014-02-17
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Deathraven Weasel
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8
Jun 2014
Nicely rounds out Thunderstone advance with more great cards.
2014-06-14
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I Need More Coffee
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8
Jul 2014
Interesting new mechanics and cards, but comes with a really cruddy paper map for the co-op siege rules variant. I'd gladly pay a little more for a real board.
2014-07-23
Owned
Mariano Tirado
Mexico
Benito Juarez
DF
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8
Apr 2016
Esta expansión trae unos de los mejores monstruos para luchar. Además que introduce el juego cooperativo, así que me parece muy buena.
2014-09-22
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Patrick
Switzerland
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8
Apr 2016
I primarily got the expansion for more variety among the monsters. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they even added a new card-type (treasure).
Treasure is attached to a monster and gives it another effect when you fight it, but in your hand treasure give you points without cluttering you deck, additionally you get very special abilities that are quite unique and powerful.

The heroes and village-cards are mixed with the base game so that I don't really know when we play with base or expansion cards. They fit in seamlessly.
2016-01-08
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Gaston Bonhomme
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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8
Nov 2015
Epic! Only way to play!
2015-11-27
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Robin
United Kingdom
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8
Feb 2015
A solid expansion
2015-02-24
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Alexander Portland
Germany
Worms
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8
Feb 2016
- The evil that man do lives on and on - IRON MAIDEN
2016-02-15
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ArrBeeDee Dial
United States
Lexington Park
Maryland
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7.8
Oct 2015
Nov 2014: Love the Siege Mode. I *will* be creating a 'fold-able hard-board' as a quick project. (when life allows)
Jan 2015: Board not created. It is easier it just just table space. We haven't played much since my Fall UWE and Feld purchases. The 10x10 will get me more plays. It is still my deck-builder of choice.
2015-01-13
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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Be Happy in your Game!
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7.6
Dec 2012
More Thunderstone Advanced. Got it primarily for the cooperative aspect way to play. My map was fine but a mounted or even cardboard play map would have been a nicer touch over the paper one included.
2012-12-17
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Canada
Gatineau
Quebec
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7.5
Jan 2013
The co-op rules work pretty well.

What THUNDERSTONE should have been.
2013-01-13
Jeff Potter
Canada
St. Catharines
Ontario
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7.5
Nov 2014
Played
2014-05-17
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Tazio Bettin
Italy
Padova
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7.5
Mar 2015
of the two expansions I have, Root of Corruption is the best. It introduces a number of cards that interacts with diseases in interesting ways, revolving around the concept of gaining bonuses at the cost of filling your deck with diseases, but also having heroes that gain bonuses by destroying diseases. Very interesting, tactics-wise, and whenever I play with Towers of Ruins, I make sure to include the cards from RoC because they enrich the game greatly.
2015-03-25
Owned
United States
Cambridge
Massachusetts
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7.1
Apr 2016
An exciting set of cards to add, with lots of flavor. My main concern is that there's a prevalence of +disease and disease-management cards in RoC, which isn't quite as present in other expansions. Thus if you're going to play with any of the village cards from RoC, you're likely going to have to add a few more to balance them out.

Siege mode seems a bit easy, at least with three people. We've generally felt quite pressured to go to the Dungeon as often as possible during the game, but our victory margins are consistently +40 or better.
2014-12-16
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Team Ski
United States
Dover
Delaware
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CHOMP!!!!
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7
Nov 2012
Not happy with an unmounted mapsheet at all!
2012-11-16
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Tony Hodge
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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7
Feb 2013
Like the expansion before it, I like this one based mostly on the fact that the new cards give the game more variety and extend the life of it.

This expansion, all in all, is disappointing though. They introduce the Guardian mechanic, which is basically a boss you encounter towards the beginning of the game in addition to the Thunderstone Bearer which ends the game. But then they only include one Guardian! The rules say you can also use any Thunderstone Bearers as guardians but between both previous sets there is only 6 and it gets old having to fight the same bosses every game. On top of which this set only includes ONE more Thunderstone Bearer.

It baffles me that they can introduce a mechanic and only give you one card that uses that mechanic. On top of which is it really so hard to design the BBEGs for this game that you can only give us one new one?

They're really not making it easy for me to want to keep playing and purchasing content for this game.

There are also rules for a coop game which I haven't tried yet and yes, the "board" included for the coop campaign is a cheap paper mat. That actually doesn't bother me though, including an actual mounted board would increase the cost of the expansion and really, once you know what piles you need the mat isn't even needed to play the game.

I'll reiterate though, what does bother me is the lack of innovation in the Thunderstone expansions and the lack of certain kinds of content. Mainly Guardians and Thunderstone Bearers.
2013-02-22
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Spring is here? - Noreen
United States
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Spring in the Midwest
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7
Aug 2014
This will be ready for game night as soon as I review the rules for this expansion
2013-11-19
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Tim Alabaster Smitty
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7
Jun 2013
Pretty good expansion focusing on curses/diseases/bad things happening. I'm not a huge fan of the mechanics, but it does provide more depth.
2013-06-06
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